The news from the 2010 census that African Americans are moving south in significant numbers prompted The Root to call Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, a work that has been called "magisterial." She spent a decade on the book, which documents the massive movement of African Americans between 1910 and 1970 from oppression in the South to opportunity in the North.
An award-winning writer, Wilkerson won a Pulitzer Prize for her journalistic thoroughness and exquisite writing while working at the New York Times. She spoke to us during a pause on her never-ending book tour.
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